EdwardJames Deck
1922 The Lancet  
practice, performing more than 400 capital operations ,each year. During that time he never saw one case of asthenic dyspepsia, of gastric or duodenal ulcer, of appendicitis, of mucous colitis, or of cancer-all evidences of chronic intestinal stasis in their normal sequence. I have obtained precisely similar evidence from other very experienced medical men who have been engaged in practice for many years among the primitive races. It is clearly our duty not so much to devise new operations as
more » ... new operations as to attempt to prevent the diseases for which so many operations are done. This is the biggest problem before the profession at the present moment, and it is one that must be solved.
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